60 rounded up for defying curfew in Amritsar

60 rounded up for defying curfew in Amritsar

A road wears a deserted look in Amritsar on Thursday. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service
Amritsar, April 9

In the past 24 hours, the police have booked 60 persons from city and rural belt, including a couple of shopkeepers, for violating curfew and venturing out of their houses without any satisfactory reason and opening their establishments without pre-requisite permission from the authorities. All of them were arrested and later released on bail.

The police have tightened the noose around the violators and have roped in drones to keep a check over violators and identify people who come out of their houses. Even after repeated instructions by the government and the district administration, many residents are found flouting the laws and violating curfew restrictions. As many as 18 persons were booked from the city are and that of 42 from rural area, for violating the curfew imposed in view of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Deputy Commissioner Shiv Dullar Singh Dhillon had circulated a message on social media platform urging people to stay indoors. He pointed out that being outside they can catch infection by coming in contact with contaminated surfaces and things. However, several people were not adhering to the directions and coming out on roads citing various excuses, that forced the administration to issue stricter orders.

Police Commissioner Dr Sukhchain Singh and SSP Amritsar (rural) Vikram Jeet Duggal said drones were pressed into service to keep a check upon violators. Those who are found outside their homes without any valid reasons would be taken to task.

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